“Revolutionizing Refueling: Gilmore Oil’s Gas-A-Teria Pioneers Self-Serve Stations in 1948 Los Angeles”_trunghinhsu

The Gilmore gas station was one of the first gas stations in Los Angeles. The first self-service Gilmore gas-a-teria was built in 1948. According to LIFE magazine, in October…

Keedoozl – Photographs of America’s first fully automated store, 1949_ml

Keedoozle was the first fully automated grocery store in the United States; a most futuristic shopping experience that the world just wasn’t ready for. The story begins…

20 Surf Photos That Show Women Making Waves From the 1930s Through the 1960s_top1

In the early 20th century, wooden surfboards were long and heavy — measuring 15 feet long and weighing nearly 100 pounds — which prevented many women from…

The Glamour of Train Travel: 40 Vintage Photos Show How Glamorous Train Travel Used to Be From the Early 20th Century_top1

Traveling by train was pretty swanky from the early 20th century, and it hasn’t gone out of style. Still, the lavish furnishings and fine dining of the…

Los Angeles Was Covered in Snow, Here Are 20 Vintage Photos of the Rare Snowfall in January 1949_top1

Snow used to fall in L.A. about once every few years, but 1949 was one of the last, with up to a foot of snow falling in…

Vintage Photos of Coca-Cola Delivery Trucks From Between the 1900s and 1950s_top1

Over the past 100-plus years, trucks have evolved as Coca-Cola delivery trucks attest. From the solid axles to right-hand drive to the bottles exposed to the elements,…

Exploring Los Angeles history: Fascinating vintage photos of streetcars on the railroad _ LINH

We are looking east on Oregon Avenue in 1906, which was the original name of Santa Monica Boulevard in this part of Los Angeles, California. The line…

Glimpses of Glamour: Vintage Photographs Capture the Elegant Era of Train Travel, 1900s-1940s _ LINH

At the beginning of the 1900s, leisure travel in general was something experienced exclusively by the wealthy and elite population. In the early-to-mid-20th century, trains were steadily…

Amazing Vintage Photographs of People With Their Scooters From the 1940s_top1

The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary defines a motor scooter as a motorcycle similar to a kick scooter with a seat, a floorboard, and small or low wheels….

Motormat Memories: A Drive-In Experience in Los Angeles, Where Food Trays Arrived on Rails to Your Car _ LINH

Los Angeles’ car culture was in full bloom after the war, and the innovations that came along with an auto-centric lifestyle were also booming. No other region…